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Poster: scott-tally Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Curious about server backups

Hey now - given the problem yesterday with power outages in San Francisco, I was wonderng how and where the servers are backed up and what the contingency plan is if a major disaster like earthquake or flood hits there? I can live with the servers being down but lost, wiped out, never recovered, is another thing. Thanks LMA - you've brought hours of enjoyment to me - Scott

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffARossi Date: Jul 25, 2007 3:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Curious about server backups


We have paired storage in SF, which means every item lives on a primary machine AND a backup machine. So if the disk goes bad in one, we can copy all that stuff back over from the other machine.

We've also got much of the collections backed up in Egypt at the Library of Alexandria and at another facility in Amsterdam.


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Poster: xtifr Date: Jul 25, 2007 8:00pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Curious about server backups

I thought the Alexandria site was primarily for the web archives (Wayback machine), and only had a small subset of the media collections. I don't know anything about the Amsterdam mirrors. Are those documented anywhere?